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  • kbrown
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    Originally posted by itsnoteasy View Post
    Will a half jointed cue be stiffer than a three quarter, as a general rule?
    I'd say so as the joint itself won't flex and shorter shaft in front of the joint is naturally stiffer than a longer one. Don't think the cue bends behind the joint much. This cue has 0.5mm wider tip than my old cue so I'm guessing it's contributing to the overall stiffness too.

    Anyway... Last Tuesday I was practising straight shots with my old cue with a rather tricky routine I learned in a coaching session I had with John Woods (thanks John if you're reading!). I put a red on the blue spot and the cue ball on the brown spot. The idea is to hit the red in dead center let it bounce back from the black cushion and hit the cue ball again. I got 0 out of 10 with my old cue. With the new cue today I managed to get 4 out 10 which I'm pretty happy with. I only tried once in each session...

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  • itsnoteasy
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    Will a half jointed cue be stiffer than a three quarter, as a general rule?

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  • cyberheater
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    Originally posted by kbrown View Post
    Got the cue back today. Here comes the photos:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]16592[/ATTACH]
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]16593[/ATTACH]
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]16594[/ATTACH]
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]16595[/ATTACH]

    Cheers,
    Kari
    Looks like a very nice cue. I'm glad you are happy with it.

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  • kbrown
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    Originally posted by thelongbomber View Post
    Very nice cue and looks like nice shaft grains as well. Well done on the purchase.
    Thanks man! It definitely is a keeper. Feels nice to play with!

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  • thelongbomber
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    Originally posted by kbrown View Post
    Got the cue back today. Here comes the photos:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]16592[/ATTACH]
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]16593[/ATTACH]
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]16594[/ATTACH]
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]16595[/ATTACH]

    Cheers,
    Kari
    Very nice cue and looks like nice shaft grains as well. Well done on the purchase.

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  • kbrown
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    Got the cue back today. Here comes the photos:

    kbcue4.jpg
    kbcue3.jpg
    kbcue2.jpg
    kbcue1.jpg

    Cheers,
    Kari

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  • thelongbomber
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    Originally posted by kbrown View Post
    Well... No photos yet but a little update on this: I received the cue this week and have had two chances of playing / practising with it. It quite simply is the best cue I've ever held in my hand. From the first shot it felt perfect. There's nothing in the cue that distracts me from making the shot I want to play. It's exactly the way I imagined it. A little heavier cue seems to fit my style bang on...

    However I am sending it back as they did not include the butt end joint for screw on extensions. Turns out they don't do this automatically if you're not ordering an extension with the cue. I already have a Peradon mini butt and a telescopic extensions for my old cue. Should have told them about this when I made the order. Anyway after a few emails with their helpful customer services they offered to add the joint for me free of charge. I'll post some photos of it after I get it back!
    Well done! Good to hear you like the cue. That's important.

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  • kbrown
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    Well... No photos yet but a little update on this: I received the cue this week and have had two chances of playing / practising with it. It quite simply is the best cue I've ever held in my hand. From the first shot it felt perfect. There's nothing in the cue that distracts me from making the shot I want to play. It's exactly the way I imagined it. A little heavier cue seems to fit my style bang on...

    However I am sending it back as they did not include the butt end joint for screw on extensions. Turns out they don't do this automatically if you're not ordering an extension with the cue. I already have a Peradon mini butt and a telescopic extensions for my old cue. Should have told them about this when I made the order. Anyway after a few emails with their helpful customer services they offered to add the joint for me free of charge. I'll post some photos of it after I get it back!

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  • itsnoteasy
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    Looks like someone hit him with a ban.

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  • jrc750
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    Originally posted by Whirlwind Wayne View Post
    Both are just as good for hitting someone with
    I wish someone would hit you with one and shut you up !!

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  • Whirlwind Wayne
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    Both are just as good for hitting someone with

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  • thelongbomber
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    Originally posted by kbrown View Post
    Sure thing. If you use the above link and go through each step, it will eventually give you a quote. The quote of my configurationwas £233.
    Will be great to see photos once you get the cue also so we can see the shaft

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  • kbrown
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    Originally posted by thelongbomber View Post
    Could you please take some photos so we can see what it looks like and post them up (or send the pics to me and I will do that for you)? Would be beneficial for members to see what the cue looks like and it's price.
    Sure thing. If you use the above link and go through each step, it will eventually give you a quote. The quote of my configuration was £233.
    Last edited by kbrown; 13 June 2014, 10:04 AM.

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  • thelongbomber
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    Originally posted by Catch 22 View Post
    This is why I can't bring myself to buy a new cue . I have a lower range mastercue but it feels perfect . No matter how bad I play I never think my cue is at fault .
    If it feels perfect, then do nothing else and just keep at it A cue is very individual and if you feel the balance, weight, tip size are ideal, it's hard to find a replacement. I have considered doing some modifications on my cue, but then I go to the club and I don't feel so bad about it anymore.

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  • Catch 22
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    Originally posted by thelongbomber View Post
    Once it gets into your brain that your cue isn't quite right, you will never play at your best. Under pressure, that tiny little doubt will make you miss. I know the feeling as I'm there now

    This is why I can't bring myself to buy a new cue . I have a lower range mastercue but it feels perfect . No matter how bad I play I never think my cue is at fault .

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